College & Young Adult Ministry

 

Our Mission

Our goal is to bring Young Adults and college students closer to Christ, and closer to one another, building intergenerational community and relationships.

Rooted College & Young Adult ministry was created to minister to and speak into the lives of college students at Fort Lewis College and has since grown into a full-blown young adult ministry. During the school year, students gather on the FLC campus at McPherson Chapel for worship once a week and attend men’s and women’s small groups. During the summer months, students and young adults still in town meet sporadically for small groups, events, and worship nights. Check back here for any announcements regarding those events!

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Sometimes it feels like church community shies away from young adults. Sure, there’s Middle School and High School youth groups, there are college ministries (typically ages eighteen to twenty-two), but what do we do after college? Some of the most crucial years for our spiritual growth, and our community building are our “young adult” years but finding that community can be difficult. We are looking to make that community-building process simple! If you are a young adult seeking intentional community, we want to create a space, and opportunities for you to grow in your faith and your pursuit of life with people in the same season. Please fill out this form or reach out to Josh Mendrala, so that we can get you involved in our young adult community!

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Get Involved!

Join a Rooted Small Group

Become a Rooted Leader
Young Adult Interest Form

Upcoming Events

SW CO FCA 5K

SW CO FCA 5K

Come run/walk a 5K on Saturday, April 20th at Durango Rec Center to raise funds for FCA camp scholarships!

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Cooks Needed!!

Cooks Needed!!

One of our passions at Summit Church is to be able to feed our College, Middle and High School students. In order to do that we need cooks!

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Start a YA Group or Study

Start a YA Group or Study

Start a Young Adult group or Bible study. Find like-minded people in a similar stage of life looking to delve deeper into their faith and community. Click here for more info.

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Remote Work Coffee Hour – Summit Young Adults

Remote Work Coffee Hour – Summit Young Adults

Are you a Young Adult in a remote-work field looking for more connection throughout your week? Summit YA is having a remote work coffee hour, meeting every Tuesday at Durango Coffee Company at 2PM! Click here for more info.

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Bibles and Brews

Bibles and Brews

Join Summit YA for Bibles and Brews. We will be reading a book of the Bible independently throughout the month, then meeting at Animas Brewing Co. at 5:30PM on the 4th Friday of the month to discuss the book and engage in Christ-centered fellowship. Must be ages 21+.

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Josh Mendrala

Josh Mendrala

Young Adult & Worship Resident

Joshua is the leader of the Young Adult Ministry at Summit Church. Joshua has spent the last few years involved in ministry across Durango, serving as a worship leader and volunteering in youth ministry. After graduating from Fort Lewis College with a Bachelor of Arts in English and Writing, Joshua felt led to pour back into the college ministry that helped him rediscover his faith when he first moved to Durango. An avid writer, poet, musician, and lover of the outdoors, Joshua is excited to learn and be led by God in running our young adults and cannot wait to see how He moves in this ministry